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Food Fish (Edible Fish) and Labels

What fish you can eat and which one you should not?
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This fish you can eat
Farmed Salmon (Chile)
Breeding Area: Chile
Breeding Method: Open Sea Cages

Farmed Salmon (Norway)
Breeding Area: Norway
Breeding Method: Open Sea Cages

Farmed Salmon (Scotland)
Breeding Area: Scotland
Breeding Method: Open Sea Cages

Pacific Salmon
Fishing Area: Pacific Northwest (Russia)
Fishing Method: Driftnets

Alaska Saithe
Fishing Area: Pacific Northwest
Fishing Method: Pelagic Trawls, Longlines

Tuna / Skipjack / Bonito
Fishing Area: Pacific, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia
Fishing Method: Purse Seine, Longlines

Halibut
Fishing Area: Northeast Atlantic
Fishing Method: Bottom Trawl, Longlines

Sole / Flounder
Fishing Area: North Sea
Fishing Method: Beam Trawl

Mussel (Soil Culture)
Breeding Area: Netherlands, Germany, Wadden Sea
Breeding Method: Soil Culture

Snapper
Fishing Area: Tropical Waters
Fishing Method: Longlines, Dynamite, Cyanide, Diving

Redfish
Fishing Area: Northeast Atlantic, Barents Sea
Fishing Method: Bottom Trawl, Pelagic Trawl

Plaice
Fishing Area: North Sea
Fishing Method: Beam Trawl

Sharks (shark products see here)
Fishing Area: Worldwide
Fishing Method: Longlines

Mackerel
Fishing Area: Northeast Atlantic
Fishing Method: Gillnet, Dragnet, Longlines

Grouper
Fishing Area: Tropical Waters
Fishing Method: Trawls

Shrimps / Crabs
Fishing Area: Tropical Waters
Fishing Method: Trawler with small mesh

Spiny Lobster
Fishing Area: Tropical Waters
Fishing Method: Trawls, Diving

Parrot fish
Fishing Area: Tropical Waters
Fishing Method: Dynamite, Cyanide, Diving

Swordfish
Fishing Area: Worldwide
Fishing Method: Driftnets, Longlines

Haddock
Fishing Area: North Sea, Eastern English Channel, Skagerrak
Fishing Method: Bottom Trawl, Longlines

Hake
Fishing Area: Northeast Atlantic
Fishing Method: Bottom Trawl, Gillnet, Longlines

Gilthead (farmed)
Breeding Area: Mediterranean Sea
Breeding Method: Different Breeding Methods

Eel
Breeding Area: Several European Countries
Breeding Method: Closed Recirculation Systems

Rays / Skates (all types)
Fishing Area: Worldwide
Fishing Method: Various Fishing Methods

Baltic Cod
Fishing Area: Baltic Sea
Fishing Method: Bottom Trawl, Gillnet

Tilapia
Breeding Area: Southeast Asia, Africa, South America
Breeding Method: Open Cages in Rivers and Lakes

Whiting
Fishing Area: Northeast Atlantic
Fishing Method: Beam Trawl, Dragnet

Organic Salmon (farmed)
Breeding Area: Northeast Atlantic
Breeding Method: Cages in the Sea

Alaska Wild Salmon (MSC)
Fishing Area: Northeast Pacific
Fishing Method: Purse Seine, Gillnet

Saithe
Fishing Area: North Sea, English Channel, Skagerrak
Fishing Method: Trawl, Purse Seine, Longlines

Pacific Salmon
Fishing Area: Northeast Pacific (Alaska, Canada)
Fishing Method: Purse Seine, Gillnet

Alaska Saithe (MSC)
Fishing Area: Northeast Pacific
Fishing Method: Pelagic Trawl, Longlines

Herring

Fishing Area: North Sea, English Channel, Skagerrak
Fishing Method: Pelagic Trawls, Purse Seines

Halibut (Pacific)
Fishing Area: Pacific Coast of the U.S.
Fishing Method: Predominantly Ground Longlines

Sardine
Fishing Area: Northwest Spain, Portugal
Fishing Method: Purse Seine

Mussel (Suspension Culture)
Breeding Area: Various
Breeding Method: Suspension Cultures and Piles

Trout
Breeding Area: Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, France, Belgium
Breeding Method: Perfusion or Closed System
Further information and smartphone apps for food fish, labels etc. can be found on the website of the WWF.


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